Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscarsamid controversy concerning years-old tweets in which he made homophobic and transphobic comments. Hart sent out a new Tweet late Thursday night saying that he was officially withdrawing from his position as host of the 91st The Academy Awards.
But he can't trouble himself to just say sorry, or realize that those comments were hurtful to people who aren't trolls. "I've done it. I'm not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I've moved on and I'm in a completely different place in my life". My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart.
Hart added: "Regardless, to the Academy, I'm thankful and appreciative of the opportunity. I think we love to make big deals out of things that aren't necessarily big deals, because we can".
In a video shared on Instagram, Kevin explained that he had received an ultimatum from the Oscars Academy to either apologise for his old homophobic slurs or lose the gig.
Hart's response to the tweets was uh... not fantastic.
The video marked the second dispatch posted by Hart on Thursday addressing his controversial tweets.
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'I chose to pass on the apology. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & MATURE.
"The team calls me, 'oh my god Kevin the world is upset about tweets you did years ago, ' oh my god", Hart said, rubbing his eyes in frustration. "I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars". This leads into vignettes in which Hart reacts to imagined signs of Hendrix's blossoming homosexuality with interjections of "Stop, that's gay!"
The film academy didn't respond to messages Thursday evening. A simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple, ' Eichner said.
This leaves the award show without a host for the time being, although the search for a replacement is surely on. Murphy soon after exited, as well. I'm not going to let the craziness frustrate me or anger me especially when I worked hard to get to the mental space that I am at now.
The choice of Hart for host was only announced on Tuesday.
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